What is the Issue with Surgical Mesh Implants?
Surgical Mesh Implants have been used to treat women suffering from Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), it is a permanent implant which is designed to provide support to the bladder and other organs. However, a recent review of the use of the implant has identified that there has been widespread use of defective mesh in the UK and a failure by medical professionals to warn patients of the potential risks of treatment and advise on viable alternatives.
Women have reported serious complications including bleeding, chronic pain, nerve damage, infection, depression and other mental health issues. Worse still, the mesh is very difficult to remove and can lead to further complications.
What Action has been Taken?
Amid this scandal there has been a pause on the use of surgical mesh throughout the UK while proper investigations are carried out. In England, the NHS paid £327, 798 to four women who said that medical professionals treated them with surgical mesh without full consent being given.
The manufactures of the defective product are Johnston and Johnston, an American based company. Hundreds of women in the UK are preparing to sue the company for negligence.
How We Can Help
There has been a systematic failure by the NHS and private clinics to regulate the use of mesh implants in the UK, our experienced medical negligence solicitor’s can help you make a claim for compensation if you feel you have been treated negligently. Moreover, we can make a claim for compensation against the manufacturers for producing a defective product which has caused personal injury.